How to Survive a Mass Extinction

17:22 minutes

In her new book Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinctionwriter Annalee Newitz looks back at Earth’s previous mass extinctions to see what lessons might be learned, and how earthlings might prepare themselves to survive a future planet-wide catastrophe.

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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz is a science journalist and author based in San Francisco, California. They are author of Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age andThe Future of Another Timeline, and co-host of the podcast Our Opinions Are Correct.

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Read an excerpt from Scatter, Adapt, and Remember.

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About Annette Heist

Annette Heist is a former senior producer for Science Friday.

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